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Prescription Drug Disposal Day

by LIZ ALEXANDER On April 30, 2011 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  and local law enforcement agencies will have a one day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The statewide event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction.   The event will be from…

City of Fountain Clean Up Weeks

by LIZ ALEXANDER The City of Fountain Clean Up Week event starts on May 2, 2011 to May 11, 2011.  This is the time to clean up and get a new start.  All items must be at the curbside by 7:00 am on the day of the scheduled pick up for your area.  There is a…

Police Looking for Missing Fountain Woman

The Fountain Police need your help in finding Jamie M Essig who has been missing for nearly a month. On April 14, 2011, the Fountain Police Department was contacted by a family member of Jamie M. Essig, who said Jamie had not telephoned as expected and missed an appointment. Her family said this is unusual behavior…

Hazerdous Material Spill in Monument

MONUMENT, CO Over 250 homes in the Monument area were evacuated on April 20 due to a leak of hydrochloric acid from a tanker on a northbound Burlington Northern Sante Fe train.  The vapor leak was noticed by a train going in the opposite direction.  The northbound train was stopped just inside the town of Monument where it was…

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day

Fountain Creek Nature Center invites parents & children to play outdoors on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Fountain Creek Family Fun Day. You can catch bugs with sweep nets, discover pond critters, enjoy puppet shows, birding and craft activities, musical entertainment, solar oven s’mores, water demos, face painting, balloon animals, and…

Fountain Community Night Out

The 13th Annual Fountain Community Night Out is on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School.  The featured guest speaker will be Justin Armour, Head Football Coach for Manitou Springs High School and Former NFL Player.  The High School Art Contest winners will be announced at the event. There will be display booths by local…

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden coming to Fountain

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will host a science competition at Fountain-Fort Carson High School today at 10:15 am where military children make up almost half of the student body.  The science contest is in conjunction with the National Math and Science Initiative.  Joining in this challenge of kids versus parents will be…

2011 PPWFC Job Fair

The Pikes Peak Work Force will be holding its 2011 Spring Job Fair on April 14, 2011.  Are you looking for a job?  This is the place to start.  There will be over forty companies at the job fair from the City of Colorado Springs to Progressive Insurance.  Bring several copies of your resume to give to…

Tax Day Deadline is April 18

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they have one week remaining until the April 18 filing deadline and that they can use IRS Free File to do their taxes or file an extension. As of March 25, the IRS has received more than 82 million individual income tax returns, which is 58 percent…

Fountain 2010 Population 25,846

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2010 census counted 25,846 people living in the city of Fountain.  The count was conducted in April 2010. The population is made of  5,003 (16.3%) Hispanic residents, 2,592 (10%) Black or African-American residents, 626 (1.7%) Asian and 17,625 (72%) residents of all other races. At the time of the count, there…